Microsoft Kinect Used As A Security Camera At Newark Airport

Microsoft had pretty grand plans for its Kinect, where the motion-sensing device was kind of a revolution in the way games were designed. However, it didn’t really end up being the smash hit that they hoped, at least not amongst gamers. So much so that Microsoft ended up killing off the Kinect.


WhatsApp And Telegram Security Flaw Allows Hackers To Manipulate Your Media Files

Both WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging systems thanks to their use of end-to-end encryption. However, according to researchers from Symantec, they have discovered that there is a flaw in both their systems that allow hackers to potentially manipulate media files that have been sent and received through its platforms.


iOS 13 Bug Allows Unauthenticated Access To Usernames And Passwords

While taking part in the beta program of a software is exciting, as you get to check out new features before they are released to the public. However, as we have pointed out many times in the past, beta software usually means bugs that have yet to be ironed out and instances where certain features don’t work as advertised.


Your ‘Privately’ Shared Google Photos Links Are Actually Not So Private

Google Photos is great because as a cloud-based photo storage system, it allows users to upload photos that can be accessed anywhere. Users can also create photo albums and share those privately with friends or family members, or at least that’s what many have been led to believe.


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You Should Definitely Update Your Logitech’s Wireless USB Receiver

If you buy a Logitech wireless keyboard or mouse, it comes with a wireless USB receiver that lets you connect your device to your computer, which comes in handy if your computer does not support Bluetooth. We probably don’t give the dongle too much thought, but it seems that you definitely should.


Upcoming Windows 10 Update Sees Microsoft Ditch The Password

Logging into your computer using a password has been the standard method of logging in for the past couple of decades. However, Microsoft envisions a future without passwords and they are looking to make that future a reality in an upcoming Windows 10 update.


Apple Will Kill Of Face ID In 2021’s iPhones In Favor Of In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

Back in 2017, Apple introduced the world to Face ID, its facial recognition system that future iPhones would be adopting. However, when they introduced it, they removed Touch ID in the process, meaning that users could only rely on facial recognition completely, at least as far as biometric security was concerned.


Apple Quietly Pushes Out Update That Removes Zoom’s Software From Macs

As some of you might have heard, a recent flaw was discovered in the video conferencing software Zoom for Mac computers, in which if exploited, would have forced users into video conferences and enable their webcams. This was due to a method employed by Zoom in which a local server was installed on the host’s computer.


Flaw Discovered In Mac Video Conferencing Client Lets Hackers Enable Your Webcam

If you’ve ever seen photos of people’s laptops with their webcams covered or taped up, it is because there is a legit concern about how the webcams on our laptops can be hijacked to be enabled without our knowledge. Given that they’re built into the display, it’s not as if we can point it away or unplug it so easily.


China’s Border Guards Are Reportedly Installing Surveillance Apps On Phones Of Tourists

As you might have heard, applicants for US visas are now required to provide their social media information during the application process. Presumably, this is used as a means of a background check of sorts, to see what kind of people are applying for visas and if there might be anything in their social media to indicate that they could be a threat to national security.


OpenID Foundation Thinks ‘Sign In With Apple’ Could Have Security Risks

These days when you sign into online services, you have the option of choosing to sign in with platforms like Facebook, Google, and so on. However, at WWDC 2019, Apple announced that they will be introducing a new feature called “Sign in with Apple”. This is similar to options provided by Facebook and Google, but the main difference being that Apple has boasted that its service will offer up better […]


White House Considering Banning End-To-End Encryption

These days end-to-end encryption has become a standard feature that we can expect from messaging apps these days. However, governments aren’t too thrilled with the feature because it means that it would be hard for them to break into devices, which they claim is for national security purposes.


Mozilla Issues New Firefox Patch For Zero-Day Vulnerability

Just the other day, Mozilla issued a patch for a recently-discovered zero-day vulnerability discovered in its Firefox browser. Unfortunately, it turns out that was not the only security flaw that the browser had because according to a report from ZDNet, it seems that Mozilla has since released yet another security patch for another zero-day flaw.


Second-hand Nest Cam Owners Could Be Spied On By Its Original Owners

Buying a second-hand gadget is a good way to save money, but is it a good idea? As second-hand Nest Cam owners are finding out, maybe it’s not. This is because according to a report from Wirecutter, it has been discovered that there is a potential for owners of a second-hand Nest Cam to be spied on by the device’s original owners.